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Bikeminded Film Club

Bikeminded Film Club
22/04/2014

Bikeminded has shown a film on the last Tuesday of every month since January 2014 in the art-deco splendour of the Lecture Theatre at Kensington and Chelsea Central Library. The last screening of the Bikeminded Film Club will be the Argentinean film ‘El Amateur’, which tells the story of a young man’s struggle for legendary...

Bikes and gorillas?

Bikes and gorillas?
17/04/2014

Last week we cycled to Google HQ in Tottenham Court Rd to attend the launch of a documentary film about conservation work of mountain gorillas in Rwanda.   We love films at Bikeminded and you may know this if you took part in our short film completion or came along to the Bikeminded film festival or...

How to bike in the city

How to bike in the city
15/04/2014

Well, not this City, but these lessons from LA are pretty relevant to cycling in London too. We came across this film on the ever entertaining site Bird Wheel and were impressed with the fun but practical tips. The film is made by Grist, who make a whole raft of great films about cycling. The...

Friday Frivolity: Citibike in New York

Friday Frivolity: Citibike in New York
10/04/2014

Most of Kensington and Chelsea is now covered by Boris Bikes and there could be more expansions in the next couple of years. With more stations in our neighbouring boroughs we are seeing more and more journeys by cycle hire bike. We’re therefore interested in all things bike hire, including the recent launch of Citi...

The Girls' Bicycle Handbook

The Girls’ Bicycle Handbook
07/04/2014

The wonderful Caz Nicklin from Cycle Chic launched her first book on Friday and it’s a fantastic read. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the book and were suitably impressed. The book has loads of useful information for a new cyclist and interesting sections for the more regular cyclists among us....

Meet the Cyclist: Thomas

Meet the Cyclist: Thomas
03/04/2014

Morning All, we hope you’re coping with cycling in this crazy smog.  It is certainly hard on the lungs.   Today we have the great pleasure of introducing you to Thomas Aquilina, a young architect living in Chelsea.     Where do you live and why? My new home in Chelsea is five minutes either side...

Daylight savings

Daylight savings
26/03/2014

Although it doesn’t feel like it today, it’s definitely Spring here in London and the clocks go forward this Sunday.  That means nice light rides home in the evenings and the promise of warmer days to come.  It won’t be long before we’ll be able to bundle our dogs up into our baskets and ride...

Commuter cyclists- who are they?

Commuter cyclists- who are they?
19/03/2014

We’re continuing on with our series on people who commute through Kensington and Chelsea.  We see the hoardes of people riding past every morning and wanted to find out more.  Today we’re introducing you to Ben and Cath…     Name: Ben and Cath Industry: Ben- Retail     Cath- Animator Cycle Journey:  Ben- W14 to...